Natasha Moon is running for her life. Though she’s managed to evade a forced mating, she arrives at a California safe house with no idea if the parents who entrusted her to an enigmatic Alpha are alive or dead.
The lone wolf who gets her to safety draws her like a magnet. But to him, she seems to be just another shifter in need. Just another female he thinks he can boss around.
Liam Grey avoids attachments at all costs. With his own demons to fight, he sticks to relocating shifters in trouble, not playing social worker. But when beautiful, fragile Natasha shows up desperate for more than just a place to stay, his inner wolf howls for a chance to give—and be—everything she needs.
Liam has his hands full keeping Natasha safe from other shifters, and from his own desire. But when Natasha’s ex-boyfriend tracks her down, Liam will have to push beyond the brink to keep her for himself—or lose her for good.
Warning: Contains an Alpha who can’t help sticking his nose in where it’s not wanted, and a feisty female who secretly wishes he’d rethink his paws-off policy.
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Promised to the Moon
by Rebekah R. Ganiere
Shifter Rising #1
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
April 12, 2016
College student wolf shifters? Yes, that’s partially what this book was about, but it’s also about a female shifter on the run from her ex-boyfriend that wants to force her into a marriage that only he wants. It’s also about a lone wolf shifter that helps find alternate lives for shifters on the run and then acclimates them. Evidently there’s quite the need for this service in this world the author has built.
Natasha is a much loved wolf shifter that resides with her parents. One night her ex shows up to force her into marriage-and he doesn’t care who he hurts to do it. Natasha escapes, travels across county and arrives in California to start over. There, Liam takes her under his wing and finds her a home with another of his charges, Cara. Natasha is heartbroken about her parents fate at Daniel’s hand. Liam pretty much forces her to buck up and get on with life. To that end, she enrolls in college under a new name, Asha.
Liam was an interesting character. He’s a motorcycle guy, and a mechanic, but his real thing is to help other shifters, for very little money. He’s a really nice guy(one with a temper ), but a loner in a world where being part of a pack is everything. Natasha is twenty, beautiful, smart, rich, and a nice girl as well. She’s everything that Liam wants, but knows he will never have. He thinks this, anyway.
This was more a novella than book at 129 pages, but since the story started out in a compelling way, it never felt like a novella to me. The main characters were fully realized, and a few of the lesser characters were fairly well developed as well. I still have things I want to know about some of these characters and hope they show up in the next installments of this series. I enjoyed the premise, and thought the pacing was spot on-particularly the beginning, as the story began with full on, edge of your seat, action. Of course that wasn’t the only action sequence to be had here. The romance and chemistry between the two was developed, and I did like that as well. There is a twist I never saw coming and only one too stupid to live act on the heroine’s part which wasn’t that bad, although it was one I saw coming a mile away.
I am looking forward to the next in this series as I hope Cara shows up for more, and I’d like to see more of Clint, the typical California surfer dude wolf shifter, as well. Recommended to adult paranormal romance readers. Good read.
The review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About Rebekah R. Ganiere
Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the Los Angeles area. From the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by Stephen King, Rebekah immersed herself in other people’s made up worlds. She began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other people’s characters in high school. Lettering in drama she went on to study theater in college as well. After college she continued acting till becoming a mom. Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids.
Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Fairelle Series won the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Fantasy Book of the year 2014. The second book Snow the Vampire Slayer was released in September. And the Series itself won Best Fantasy Series of the year. And her trilogy The Society was released with Kensington Lyrical Press.
Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the Los Angeles Chapter as well as the newsletter editor of the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her moderating on SavvyAuthors.com or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.
“It’s Never too late to be, what you might have been.” George Eliot